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American Chamber Opera Company Presents Two World Premiere Chamber Operas This Fall

Both performances will take place at at University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge Street.

American Chamber Opera Company Presents Two World Premiere Chamber Operas This Fall

American Chamber Opera Company presents two world premiere chamber operas, Friday & Saturday, September 30 & October 1 at 8 PM at University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge Street.

Through/In, music by Douglas Anderson, libretto by Andrew Joffe Mezzo Nicole Salamon in this monodrama about the differences between the persona we present to the world, and the world we hold inside ourselves.

Simonetta, music by Larry Lipkis, libretto by Robert Block With the sudden death of his young model and muse Simonetta Vespucci, artist Sandro Botticelli is heartbroken and becomes prey to the extreme religious views of the Dominican friar Savonarola. Performed by Rachel Arky, Lianne Gennaco, Seth Gilman, and Steven Tompkins.

Theater covid rule: the wearing of masks is required.



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Review: THE HOURS Goes by in Minutes as Met Gives Birth to Fascinating Opera by Puts and P Photo
The Met gave birth to a fascinating new opera on Tuesday and it wasn’t a moment too soon to unleash composer Kevin Puts’s THE HOURS on an audience that sometimes seems doomed to die inundated by too many AIDAs, BOHEMEs and CARMENs. The world premiere production of THE HOURS by Puts and Greg Pierce was directed by Phelim McDermott. The cast was a starry one, led by soprano Renee Fleming, soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo Joyce DiDonato.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance SuperPops Series Continues With Hometown Holiday, AMAHL AN Photo
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Review: LA RONDINE at Winter Opera Photo
Winter Opera has presented a truly gorgeous production of Puccini's La Rondine (The Swallow). Puccini is the supreme master of romantic melody, and in Rondine he outdoes himself. I love this opera, my heart having been beguiled early by one lilting, gently syncopated romantic waltz refrain that recurs again and again like the memory of a distant sweet infatuation.


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